Meritor WABCO OnGuard system available for medium-duty

Meritor WABCO OnGuard collision mitigation system now available for medium-duty trucks

Meritor WABCO has announced that the OnGuard Collision Mitigation System is now available for use in medium-duty trucks for the first time. OnGuard is a radar-based active safety system for commercial vehicles that offers collision warnings and collision mitigation with active braking, as well as adaptive cruise control. The OnGuard collision mitigation system detects objects ahead and measures the vehicle’s position in relation to others on the road to warn the driver of possible a rear-end collision by providing audible, visual and haptic warnings. It has been available for heavy-duty trucks for several years, but this is the first time the system has been offered in the medium-duty segment.

The OnGuard system is “always on,” monitoring the road and providing warnings and active braking, even when the cruise control is not set. When a potentially dangerous driving scenario is detected, the collision mitigation system responds by sending warnings, automatically reducing engine torque and applying the foundation brakes.

A distinguishing feature of OnGuard is the ability to “see” in limited-visibility conditions, thanks to its superior high-resolution, long-range radar. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, nearly 12 percent of heavy-truck accidents occur in limited visibility and represent 20% of heavy-truck crash fatalities, according to FMCSA Large Truck and Bus Crash Facts, 2013-2015.

A new member of the OnGuard family to be made available to medium- and heavy-duty trucks in 2016 is OnGuardACTIVE, which warns and brakes when detecting stationary objects, to mitigate or possibly avoid a potential accident.

“Meritor WABCO is very pleased that medium-duty trucks will now be able to realize the same benefit that fleets with heavy-duty trucks have gained by using OnGuard to reduce frequency of rear-end truck collisions, damage and costs as well as reduce injuries and save lives,” said Stephen Hampson, the president and general manager of Meritor WABCO. Hampson added that heavy-duty truck fleets have reported a 65-87 percent reduction in accidents and up to an 89% reduction in accident costs since employing the OnGuard system.

 

You May Also Like

REE unveils new design of electric truck platform

The new P7-S uses P7 REEcorners, making it a full by-wire chassis, and is designed to allow design flexibility for fleets and body builders.

REE-Automotive-Penske-1400

REE Automotive Ltd. revealed the next generation of its P7-S stripped chassis at ACT Expo in Las Vegas. The company says the Class 5 chassis was created in collaboration with a leading delivery fleet (which they did not name), and was designed to increase delivery efficiencies and improve fleet management. Customer delivery of the first next-gen P7-S demo will take place in June.

Penske Truck Leasing to offer REE Automotive’s P7-C electric trucks

REE’e electric trucks were developed in partnership with Wabash to be upfit ready.

Merchants Fleet hires new regional sales manager

Merchants Fleet is expanding its truck and van rental division to help North American clients who struggling with supply chain complexities.

Jessica-Starke-Merchants-fleet-regional-sales
Akebono releases 14 new severe-duty brake pads

The new kits are for vehicles from Ford, Ram, Chrysler, GMC and Nissan, which expands Akebono’s coverage by roughly 11 million vehicles.

Akebono-severe-duty-brake-pads-ford-ram
Isuzu announces new battery EV medium-duty truck with Accelera powertrain

The companies are planning availability of the new Class 6/7 truck in 2026.

Isusu-Accelera-by-cummins-logo-combo

Other Posts

Cummins starts H2-ICE production at new India facility

The first B6.7H hydrogen ICE rolled off the production line in March and will now be integrated into Tata Motors’ trucks.

Cummins-india-hydrogen-tata-motors-TCPL-GES-H2-ICE
Noregon TripVision now covers medium-duty vehicles

According to Noregon, the update brings TripVision’s remote diagnostics to medium-duty brands including Ford, GM, Sprinter, Isuzu and Hino.

Mitsubishi Fuso plant in Portugal celebrates 60 years

Founded in 1964, the Tramagal plant has produced over 260,000 vehicles and now continues that work with a new focus on sustainability.

Mitsubishi-FUSO-Daimler-portugal-60-years-aerial
More women, younger generations buying trucks

Understanding who is buying trucks, where they’re looking and what they’re looking for is crucial when it comes to marketing your vehicles.

Trucking-Market-Industry-Report-Generic-sales-generations-demographics